March 22, 2022 – LEXINGTON, KY – Lexington Sporting Club, the USL League One soccer club awarded to the city of Lexington last October, announced today that youth soccer programs currently associated with Lexington F.C. and Commonwealth Soccer Club will join and become Lexington S. C. Youth Soccer Club that will launch this fall.

“Each of the LFC and CSC Soccer programs has a long and impressive history within the landscape of youth soccer in our region,” said Bill Shively, Owner of Lexington Sporting Club and Managing Partner of iVisionary Capital. “We are extremely excited that these valued programs will be joining Lexington S. C. this year, working with us to create a single, unifying youth club for Lexington. There’s a tremendous amount of young soccer talent in Central Kentucky. Our goal is to unify players, parents, and coaches to help harness and further develop this talent through our own unique player development program.”

Lexington S. C.’s pre-professional academy (USL-A), ages u16-19, will also launch in the fall, with the first teams beginning to play in April 2023. Additional details will become available over the coming months.

"When LYSA was approached by the Lexington S. C. team, we were genuinely excited to learn about the club's plans for youth soccer in Central Kentucky. The club's plan for its Academy, youth programs and facilities will greatly take soccer in Central Kentucky to the next level" said Catherine Carrico, LYSA Board President. "Our teams work tirelessly to train and educate the talented young players and we look forward to expanding the capabilities and opportunities that will be made available to our select players in LFC."

“Many of our youth players dream of playing soccer at the next level, whether it be collegiate or professional,” said Robert Easley, Chair, CSC Board of Directors. “Now through the Lexington S.C. Academy, the possibility to achieve these levels of play becomes more of a reality than ever before. Lexington S.C.’s Academy program will create new opportunities for all of our players, and for those interested it creates a direct pathway to professional play that hasn’t existed here in Lexington before. We’re thrilled to be joining the program.” 

Lexington S. C.’s inaugural professional season will begin Spring 2023. The club will play initially at a local collegiate facility. Fans interested in placing a deposit on tickets for the 2023 season can visit